Student injured after falling from platform while boarding train
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A student of Government College for Girls on Sunday fell form the platform while she was trying to board the Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabadi Express. The train started moving, when she was trying to board it and in the chaos fell down and got stuck in the space between railway tracks and the platform.
The parents of around 65 students from the college protested against railway authorities following the incident.
She was saved as the other students who had boarded the train pulled the chain immediately. The girl was taken to a hospital, where doctors said she had suffered multiple pelvic fractures, but was out of danger. Angry parents of many of the students have demanded a high-level inquiry against the station superintendent for the extreme negligence.
The students were on their way to Jaipur for a college trip. While Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabadi arrives at Ludhiana station at 7 am daily, on Sunday it was late by 10-15 minutes due to fog and then while passengers were still boarding the train, it started moving before completing its scheduled stoppage of 4-5 minutes.
A parent, who had come to see off his daughter, said the railway officials did not help take girl to the hospital and no ambulance arrived for half-an-hour. It was only after her parents reached the station back from Sahnewal, that the ambulance came. It is to be noted that the railway hospital nearby does not have an ambulance for past two years.
Station superintendent Ravinder Sharma did not respond to the calls and